If at the first memorandum we were caught by surprise and we succumbed at the dilemma “the measures or a catastrophe”, the dilemma is now turned on its head: the signing of the new memorandum will be the catastrophe; its signing will be the road of no return; its signing will be the complete demolition.
In the past, at roadworks there were signs reading: “the hassle will be temporary, but the improvement in our quality of life will be permanent”. The exact opposite happens now, with the terms accompanying each loan instalment: every budgetary relief is temporary, but the demolition of society is permanent.
There is no worse scenario, there is no more dramatic scenario than the imposition of the terms of the new memorandum. No matter how dramatic the consequences of its rejection might be, we ought to not commit suicide as a society, we ought to say to the international and to the domestic troika alike that this is a democracy, not an experiment lab, that it’s people living here, not animals, that this is an independent state that ought first and foremost to prevent the degradation of its people, the demolition of its structures, the dismantling of the social fabric. We ought to be millions now saying this on the streets. Not tens, not hundreds of thousands. Millions.
No to the very much of a class politics of the peacetime criminals; no to the abolition of labour laws; no to the annihilation of the legal culture comprising Europe; no to the turning of Europe into a third world.
History is not written without us, History is written by us.
If we don’t stop them now, we will find ourselves a few months down the line once again being blackmailed, one demolition level lower. And so on, and so forth — until there is nothing left. Let’s salvage what we can still salvage. We ought to do so. And we can. We can become an example for the people who will find themselves in our position tomorrow. We can become an embankment against the wider class-based plans, we can prove that the experiment was not fit here. From now on, every gunny-pig either responds, or dies slowly and painfully from its medicine.
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